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Call to increase production

Salaseini Moceiwai
Tuesday, March 25, 2014

CROP and livestock farmers in the North have been urged to increase their commodity production as part of efforts to meet the demand.

Farmers from the provinces of Cakaudrove, Bua and Macuata were part of a forum organised by the Fiji Crop and Livestock Council and the Agriculture Ministry in Labasa yesterday.

Speaking to the farmers, Department of Animal Health and Production's senior agriculture officer Naini Matakaiwai said they had drawn up plans to benefit farmers in the North.

"We are liaising with the authorities to help farmers boost their livestock and crop farming here in the North," she said.

"For livestock farmers, the government would like to see you produce more meat.

"We have also initiated bee farming for farmers in Kubulau, Udu and Seaqaqa and it is progressing well so far."

The establishment of the Northern Livestock Council and its sub-committees and members were also discussed at the forum.

The farmers also had the opportunity to glance through the proposed council's constitution.

The constitution states the council will promote the development of each of the commodity markets, farm and product quality standards to name a few.





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